Hi, my name is Muzeyen! Here I am looking for wildlife in the Bale Mountains National Park in Southern Ethiopia.
I was born in the small town of Dinsho in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. I studied less than an hour away in the city of Robe and started working in tourism when I was 20 years old.
I learned Bale Mountains like the back of my hand when I worked with the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP) for 4 years as a Wolf Monitor. I spent the days in the mountains following the wolves and helping to vaccinate the wolves against rabies. As a result, I know the packs by name and knows where they live – you’re guaranteed to see wolves on any trip with me!
After working with EWCP I worked with the Frankfurt Zoological Society as a para-ecologist. I capitalized on my knowledge of the park to help study and quantify vegetation, rodents (specifically rats), took transects and helped map the park using GPS.
I am one of the most well-known guides in the park. When photographers, videographers or producers visit I always their guide! Some of my most memorable clients include Graham Norton and BBC, and professional photographers Will Burrard-Lucas, Vincent Munier and Delphin Ruche.
2 years ago, I started my own tour company. I also resourced funding to build a filtration system for washing clothes at the Denka River in Dinsho town. This filtration system keeps soaps from entering the river.
But it is not just the Bale Mountains that I know so well. I have guided trips all over the country. Click here to see some of the places I’ll visit with you!
Looking forward to it,